For three weeks every year, Western Michigan University closes its residence halls as students head home for the holidays. Many Seita Scholars stay on campus during this time, as one residence hall remains open to accommodate scholars and other students who need to remain on campus during this time. With the closing of the residence halls comes the closing of the dining halls, as WMU Dining Services is also on vacation during this three week period. This creates a gap for students staying on campus over the holiday closure—where do they get food?
The Seita Scholars Program volunteers fill that gap for Scholars by donating hot or frozen meals. The request for these meals typically goes out several months in advance of the holiday closure, to ensure that there are enough meals provided for scholars. Individuals interested in providing meals during this time are encourage to sign up for the quarterly Volunteer and Career Mentor Newsletter by completing the volunteer contact form.